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Yea I saw that QuickFire Rapid ($80 for browns) on Amazon, but I'm a bit skeptical on that.
I have a feeling I'd be disappointed w/ the quality as opposed to my Majestouch 1. Could be completely wrong on that, but price usually doesn't lie.
If that's the case I guess my other options are either a Ducky or Leopold.

I have both QuickFire Rapid and Filco keyboards and find them to be of equally good quality. The plastic from the Filco casing actually seems to have a bit more flex to it than that of the QFR.
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The pinging (sounds like I'm hitting some hollow metal box or something) on my Filco is killing me, and I can't get used to the small backspace in the JIS layout (that and the keys don't match up. Some of the keys are in different spots compared to QWERTY though so I'll be making a lot of typos for awhile if I remap them). Was looking to buy the Quickfire Rapid and then read about the Left Alt key issue. sad-smiley-002.gif
I can't believe I've been able to deal with this for a year. Still really nice to type on though.

This left Alt key "issue" really isn't one. The QFR has been one of the most popular mechanical keyboards since it was released and there are plenty of happy buyers—just look at all the glowing reviews on Newegg, Amazon, etc., along with all the people using them on various keyboard forums. The fact that there have been a few cases of people having problems does not mean there's something inherently wrong with this model. If you do get a lemon, CM is a large company and has good customer service. Good luck getting the same from one of these smaller companies in Asia.
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oh okay, thanks for clearing it up. thumb.gif
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My Ducky 9008G2 Pro with brown switches wheee.gif




Nice. tongue.gif I have the TKL version. Took me a while to get it because they were always out of stock of the Browns. I like blues better though. Browns are too quiet and I can't bother the people when I type in the middle of the night anymore. tongue.gif
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Yea I saw that QuickFire Rapid ($80 for browns) on Amazon, but I'm a bit skeptical on that.
I have a feeling I'd be disappointed w/ the quality as opposed to my Majestouch 1. Could be completely wrong on that, but price usually doesn't lie.
If that's the case I guess my other options are either a Ducky or Leopold.

I bought the QFR and I have to say the quality is actually pretty good. I was expecting it to be mediocre, but it feels like it's better made than my Das Keyboard and it looked incredibly well built with a good solder job when I took it apart to paint it. My only niggle is that there isn't a screw holding the PCB and metal backplate to the bottom. So when you take the top part of the shell off, you just have to be a little careful to not mess up the ribbon cable.
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Even though my mech is USB my question is: USB OR PS/2 adapter?
     
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Even though my mech is USB my question is: USB OR PS/2 adapter?

I use PS/2 for NKRO.
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Even though my mech is USB my question is: USB OR PS/2 adapter?

 

G710+ essentially runs NKRO over USB; so run with USB as it gives you the option to hot-swap. 

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Even though my mech is USB my question is: USB OR PS/2 adapter?

It makes almost no difference. Use PS/2 if you need the USB slot, if the keyboards wont work in BIOS over usb, or you love the idea of full NKRO.
Use the USB for all other times. It is faster to plug in, powers better, does other things, washes your car and keeps Ripster happy.

Hope that helps.
 
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^^Thanks gentlemen^^

First mech - making sure running it to the fullest. Looking over the new CM QuickFire keys selling for $75 on the Egg tonight. Read this from Steel Series.
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We absolutely recommend using the PS/2 connector when possible. First,it will give you total freedom with no limit to the amount of simultaneous key presses. And, equally as important, using the PS/2 may just improve your overall gaming experience. The reason is that when you use a USB keyboard your computer is actually using CPU time polling your keyboard. The higher the polling rate the more CPU time is used to perform the polling. And because of the built-in debounce rate found on any quality keyboard, any polling rate above 200Hz is simply a waste of CPU time and really just a result of pointless marketing hype. Unlike USB keyboards a PS/2 keyboard isn’t polled at all. The keyboard simply sends a signal to the computer as key presses are made, which causes a hardware interrupt, forcing the CPU to register the signal.

Edit: I meant CM not Steel Series.
     
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Wow. That may be the first time a marketing blurb got it "right" but... How many CPU cycles would a keyboard poll take? It cant be noticeable under any test.
 
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